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Hello Neowin community! I needed to write this out so I could feel free from it. These are my set of improvements that I believe that Windows 8 needs to have.
First of all, before any of you think that the first improvement is to disable Metro, you are wrong. Metro has been a start, but I feel it needs to be polished further.[list=1]
[*]Allow multiple dragging in Start Screen. They added multiple selections (Thanks God), but need to have the ability to multiple drag objects at the same time.
[*]Have an [b][i]option[/i][/b] to extend the Start Screen through all the screens (When having 2+ of them).
[*]Have a
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Microsoft won't listen to you (or anybody). Period.
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[quote name='Tuanese' timestamp='1331125573' post='594711408']
Microsoft won't listen to you (or anybody). Period.
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At least I got it out from my soul. They won't be haunting me anymore.
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[quote name='Jose_49' timestamp='1331125681' post='594711410']
At least I got it out from my soul. They won't be haunting me anymore.
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stop watching too much anime.
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[quote name='Tuanese' timestamp='1331125573' post='594711408']
Microsoft won't listen to you (or anybody). Period.
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Where do you think all these changes came from so far?
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[quote name='Tuanese' timestamp='1331125573' post='594711408']
Microsoft won't listen to you (or anybody). Period.
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I'm always interested in seeing how others believe a product can be improved, if it's a product that I'm interested in (like Windows 8 is). Microsoft do listen to feedback from many people sometimes, but even if you don't believe they will, there's no harm in publishing a list of what you'd like to see, either just in case anyone from Microsoft sees it or just to start a discussion :)
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My list is simpler.

1. Give us option to disable Metro or choose whether to install it or not during Setup.
2. If i get option to disable Metro i don't give a f. about what you gonna do with it for those who wants to use it.

:)
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[quote name='techguy77' timestamp='1331127701' post='594711500']
My list is simpler.

1. Give us option to disable Metro or choose whether to install it or not during Setup.
2. If i get option to disable Metro i don't give a f. about what you gonna do with it for those who wants to use it.

:)
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In that case, why buy into Windows 8? Sounds to me like you'd be wasting money just to re-buy Windows 7. Windows 8 [i]IS[/i] Metro, whether you want it or not. Take Metro (everything) away, and all you're left with is a new Explorer layout.

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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1331129295' post='594711568']
In that case, why buy into Windows 8? Sounds to me like you'd be wasting money just to re-buy Windows 7. Windows 8 [i]IS[/i] Metro, whether you want it or not. Take Metro (everything) away, and all you're left with is a new Explorer layout.
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Not true, there's more to Windows 8 than Metro.
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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1331129295' post='594711568']
In that case, why buy into Windows 8? Sounds to me like you'd be wasting money just to re-buy Windows 7.[/quote]
If it's a new PC, there isn't much choice, unless the OEM's offer to install Win7 instead (unlikely).
[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1331129295' post='594711568']
Windows 8 [i]IS[/i] Metro, whether you want it or not. Take Metro (everything) away, and all you're left with is a new Explorer layout.
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The desktop could be metro styled without forcing the start screen/tile interface down everybody's throats.
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Interesting list.

15.One is now available from a 3rd party and I'm sure that's how it will stay, MS won't veer from the new Start Screen
16. As noted in the CP these are previews, I'm sure they'll get more features, although hard to say how much more will be added.
17. Why are you moving the mouse all the way round for the "start button" when the WinKey is so much easier to hit?

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[quote name='techguy77' timestamp='1331127701' post='594711500']
My list is simpler.

1. Give us option to disable Metro or choose whether to install it or not during Setup.
2. If i get option to disable Metro i don't give a f. about what you gonna do with it for those who wants to use it.

:)
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It's not going to happen so you might as well stop constantly moaning about it. You need to get with the times.

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[quote name='jakem1' timestamp='1331320514' post='594717854']
It's not going to happen so you might as well stop constantly moaning about it. You need to get with the times.
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Did people have to 'get with the times' when Vista was released? Windows Me? Microsoft Bob?

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I can see some of these happening.

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[quote name='CJEric' timestamp='1331320705' post='594717864']
Did people have to 'get with the times' when Vista was released? Windows Me? Microsoft Bob?
[/quote]Yes, yes and no. Not immediately, but likely eventually. For example, Vista and Me both introduced elements of Windows almost everyone happily takes for granted now (e.g. overhauled UI, and system restore, respectively). That being said, I am not endorsing the Win8 changes, as I have yet to experience them first hand.

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#7 won't happen. Sinofsky specifically compared their solution to the iPad's folders, and claimed that MS's concept was superior.

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I really like your list and I hope MS does pick some of your ideas, specially the first 6 items on your list.

I think 7 and 8 are just not possible at the moment.
They try to have an app model that works both on Tablets and PC's.
For those tablets it would be very memory and battery consuming if they can have more then 2 apps open at a time.
That's also the reason they have to be full screen, that way they can go in a suspended mode as soon as it disappears from the screen.
If you can resize them they will never go in suspended mode, because they just keep occupying the screen
It would be nice if MS would adjust that problem, but we all have to realize that Win8 is basically a 1.0 version of a new app platform.
Maybe by Win9 they adjust the app model that you can do these things if you are on a PC or laptop.

Further down the list you got a couple of other good ones.

About the apps, we all know they are still in pre BETA stage so we can hope that they will be updated over time, hopefully we see regular updates before it goes into RC

I like that you actually took the time to think about how to make it better, instead of just saying it doesn't work like Win 7 so it s*cks

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[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1331126098' post='594711430']
Where do you think all these changes came from so far?
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Microsoft's internals.

No user wants their beloved OS to become like Windows 8.

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[quote name='Tuanese' timestamp='1331445110' post='594720852']
Microsoft's internals.

No user wants their beloved OS to become like Windows 8.
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Speak for yourself.

I have absolutely zero issues with the Consumer Preview, which is now my main OS (and on a desktop).

Just because some of you will fight change with all the fervor of the supporters of certain GOP presidential candidates, do NOT lump all users of Windows in that crowd, thank you.
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[quote name='PGHammer' timestamp='1331445594' post='594720866']
Speak for yourself.

I have absolutely zero issues with the Consumer Preview, which is now my main OS (and on a desktop).

Just because some of you will fight change with all the fervor of the supporters of certain GOP presidential candidates, do NOT lump all users of Windows in that crowd, thank you.
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Time will tell, isn't it.

We'll see how Windows 8 sells. :)

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[quote name='Tuanese' timestamp='1331447422' post='594720906']
Time will tell, isn't it.

We'll see how Windows 8 sells. :)
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Even if Windows 8 sells poorly, Metro isn't going away. It'll be refined and sharpened for Windows 9. If Apple wants to believe they are in a "Post-PC" world, I think Microsoft wants them to eat their own words, which means drastic changes for Windows yet to come.

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[quote name='Jose_49' timestamp='1331125341' post='594711398']
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You can move multiple items on the Start screen when you have it zoomed out, just grab any section of icons and you will move all the icons that are in that group.

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The one thing i dont understand is why microsoft is trying this one size fits all crap.

why don't they just develop a seperate OS marketed specifically for tablets/moible devices...
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[quote name='Jose_49' timestamp='1331125341' post='594711398']
[list]
[*]All-Search (Independent). It

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[quote name='MorganX' timestamp='1331455608' post='594721048']
I think Microsoft agrees with Apple and is trying to catch up by shoehorning a tablet UI onto a very productive and loved desktop UI. You know Microsoft can't take down iPad in a fair fight, tablet vs. tablet. So they will leverage their desktop dominance, I'm not sure they have a choice.
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If you think about it, it makes sense. Apple is tip-toeing around with the iPad, and ignoring many usability features Windows tablets have had for years.

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